Category Archives: Behavioral Genetics

Law and Biosciences Fellowship Opportunity!

Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy: Law and Biosciences Fellowship Duke University invites applications for the 2013-2014 Fellowship Program at the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. Background: This fellowship is ideal for individuals who are interested in an … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 4/11/11

The case today has a really fascinating discussion of (in)voluntary intoxication. Can alcoholism, itself, satisfy the standard for a mental disease or defect for the insanity defense? In other words, can a defendant prevail on the claim that his mental … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 3/28/11

While objective evidence may benefit litigants who previously would have failed on their claims, the availability of objective evidence gives a “double-edge” to the “double-edge” of behavioral science evidence [as Ken Murray of the Arizona Fed. Public Defender’s Office said … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 3/23/11

Sometimes, even judges suffer from the “CSI” effect. The district court judge in the case today may have missed a few important days of his genetics class in high school or in college. Perhaps they didn’t teach genetics in the … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest – Weekend Edition

A brief update of the case digests this week. Tune back in Monday for the daily edition! His brain injury was so bad, he should never have taken the witness stand. But that doesn’t mean that brain injury is always … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 2/17/11

Until I read the first case today, I had no idea that there were Brain Injury Identification cards! These cards are available through local Brain Injury Associations for “persons with brain injury [who may] have motor and speech impairments that … Continue reading

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